|Choose your fabrics|
|Pick a pair of shorts that fit well and have a shape you like, |
fold in half like so, and lay out on baking/pattern paper.
|Place your pattern piece onto the fabric fold, pin and cut. ( The long straight side of the pattern - without the curve, goes onto the fabric fold.)|
|Because I am using up fat eighths to make these shorts I have|
had to patch two fabrics together so I have enough. (This is my use up scraps technique.)
Place your pattern piece on the fold and cut the next leg.
|You should then have two pieces of material cut out (on the fold) |
that will make the two legs.
|Turn the fabric the wrong side out, pin and sew the inner leg seems.|
Overlock or zig zag the seam edges.
|Sew both leg inner seems, wrong side out so you have two leg tubes.|
|The tricky part now, I am not sure if this pic shows it well - |
Sewing The Crouch Seam.
I put one leg tube inside the other making sure the right side of the
fabrics are touching each other.
|Turn up and hem the legs to the desired length.|
|Turn over the waist band by about 2.5 cm, leaving a 1 cm |
opening to allow elastic to be threaded through.
Thread elastic to desired size and sew elastic ends together.
|One pair of Boy shorts|